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The Internationalization Collaborative

December 30, 1899


The Internationalization Collaborative serves as a learning community that provides a forum for faculty and administrators to share ideas and help each other in furthering their international agendas. Members share information about institutional strategies and outcomes and key issues that need further research and advocacy.

The activities of the Collaborative focus on the challenges to implementing comprehensive internationalization strategies at member institutions. The activities of the collaborative are guided by an Advisory Council that serves as a liaison to other collaborative members and provides direction for Collaborative activities.

For information about joining the collaborative, please contact

Annual Meeting

Join us on February 20, 2016 for our next Collaborative!     


ACE sponsors an annual meeting of the Internationalization Collaborative, bringing together the leadership teams from each of the member institutions. Agenda items for past meetings have included sustaining comprehensive internationalization, faculty engagement, international learning outcomes, assessing internationalization, and strategies for moving ahead.

Working in partnership with the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), the 2015 Internationalization Collaborative Annual Meeting was held on February 14, 2015 in conjunction with the 2015 AIEA Annual Conference.

Information about the 2015 Internationalization Collaborative, "Global Competence, Local Challenges: Building an Innovative International Curriculum for Everyone," is available online as well as other past Collaborative meetings.

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8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration

Coffee/tea, continental breakfast


9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Introduction and Welcome

Patti McGill Peterson, Presidential Advisor for Global Initiatives, ACE

Jenifer Cushman, President, AIEA


9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Morning Plenary: The Leadership Perspective

Learn how campus leaders have addressed the challenges of integrating international learning into the general education curriculum, with a focus on how their approaches have been shaped by mission, history, governance, and the size of their institution.  In addition, they will offer guidance to internationalization leaders on how to work effectively with senior leaders on this issue.

  • Lynn Pasquerella, president, Mount Holyoke College, and future president of the American Association of Colleges & Universities
  • Patti McGill Peterson, Presidential Advisor for Global Initiatives, American Council on Education
  • Ralph Wilcox, Provost, University of South Florida

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break & Reconvene in Breakout Groups 

10:45 – 11:50 a.m. Small Group Discussion

Organized by Carnegie classification

Join your colleagues for a structured, outcome-focused discussion of the issues raised during the morning plenary.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch 

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. CIGE Research Update

Robin Helms, Associate Director for Research, ACE

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Afternoon Plenary 

Brad Farnsworth, Assistant Vice President, ACE, moderator

This panel of experts on the curriculum will explore some of the most innovative approaches for delivering an international experience in general education.  They will also offer advice on designing effective, inclusive planning processes, and they will offer guidance on how internationalization leaders can participate fully in campus-wide discussions on common learning goals for all students.

  • Kyra Garson, Intercultural Coordinator, Centre for Student Engagement and Learning Innovation, Thompson Rivers University, British Columbia
  • Hilary Landorf, Director, Global Learning Initiatives, Florida International University
  • Dawn Whitehead, Senior Director for Global Learning and Curricular Change, Association of American Colleges &      Universities
  • Howard Wach, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, LaGuardia Community College

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Small Group Discussion

Organized by Carnegie classification

Join your colleagues for a structured, outcome-focused discussion of the issues raised during the afternoon plenary.

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Small Group Discussion, continued

 Organized by Carnegie classification

4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

Brad Farnsworth, ACE 

Mark Harris, President and CEO, ELS Educational Services

Cheryl Matherly, Chair, Internationalization Collaborative Advisory Council


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